Posting Test

Seems my problems with ecto are related to a problem I’m having rebuilding my site. The article is posted, but not visible till I rebuild by hand. I had previously posted using NetNewsWire so I went back to try that again. Hmm, same results as w/ecto. Article is posted, but blog is not rebuilt. UPDATE: … Read more

Challah Recipe

Continuing my adventures with yeast I tried a slightly more complicated recipe yesterday. This was my first time using a sponge as part of the process and also the first time I applied a sprinkling of seeds (sesame) to my creation. I think the egg wash really helped them to stick. Also, it was the … Read more

Ecto Notes

I’ve been giving the new weblog tool, ecto, a spin and here are some notes and comments regarding this potentially useful blog tool. The tip (scroll down to Q6) about configuring your MT blog to allow “draft” postings does work. After publishing, the site isn’t rebuilt. Publishing also causes a “No valid XML data in … Read more

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

King Arthur Flour has a great recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Bread. The resulting loaf was very well received and has probably become a regular in the rotation. I posted the link to the recipe rather than posting the recipe itself as I usually do because this recipe is somewhat long (also, I’ve got the cookbook … Read more

On Giving Advice

“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What is Mac OS X?

The answer to that question may be found in a very detailed article at kernelthread.com. Written by a recent Mac convert who was asked to give an overview of OS X to a local Linux users group, the article is very technical in nature and has exposed me to aspects of the system that I … Read more

Macworld Expo 2004

The Macworld Expo is being held this week in San Francisco. Being a relatively new Mac owner, I thought I would check out the event in person (having seen it on the local TV news many of the past 20 years!). After watching a streaming media webcast of Steve Jobs’ keynote (convinced more than ever … Read more

Lake George, New York

The other day I followed Dave’s link to Susan Kitchen’s detailed and very interesting Mars update site. Being naturally curious, I went exploring and stumbled across a very nicely done multimedia story located in the hand-crafted index section. Written about 4 years ago, and supported by some great photos, it describes SK’s visit to Lake … Read more

Giant Land Barnacles

Apparently seeking a brief respite from dealing with a variety of sysadmin issues, Ken accurately observes that the Charcoal Kilns south of Lone Pine very much resemble Giant Land Barnacles. I took another look, and quite agree. … They might even be of martian oceanic origin.